CPD1h 5m of CPD
Total Rating(s)32
First Published19 April 2016
Updated31 December 2018
Expires19 April 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course will address the clinical significance and management of preeclampsia and its complications. A real-life case study will also be presented to reinforce the information presented in this activity.

Topics include:

  • What can go wrong in pregnancy?
  • Overview of preeclampsia, eclampsia and HELLP syndrome
  • Treatment options
  • Management and mode of delivery

Target audience

Predominately designed for midwives, but may also be applicable to other health practitioners working in a setting whereby they may encounter a woman with preeclampsia.


The purpose of this Course is to familiarise health professionals with the clinical significance and management of the woman affected by preeclampsia and its complications.


Midwives may be the first to identify preeclampsia and must be alert to this potentially dangerous condition and how to prevent complications. The midwife is likely to have to undertake the emergency management of this condition and any complications.

Education that addresses the clinical significance and management of preeclampsia and its complications essential to improving health outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

  • State the features of preeclampsia, eclampsia and HELLP
  • Explain both the prophylactic and curative treatment of preeclampsia
  • Identify the particular risk factors for preeclampsia
  • List the complications of preeclampsia and differential diagnosis


No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.


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Graeme Dennerstein

Dr Dennerstein is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with medical expertise in the health of the vulva and vagina. He is the former Head of the Dermo-gynaecology Clinic at The Mercy Hospital for Women and co-author of the book entitled: The Vulva and Vagina Manual. He has lectured extensively on this topic, both internationally and nationally. Graeme has extensive experience in family planning and reproductive health. In 1971 he established the Family Planning and Infertility Clinic at the Western General Hospital in Melbourne, serving as its director until 1986. From 1980 to 1989 he was the Honorary Secretary for the Medical Advisory Committee of the Family Planning Association of Victoria.  He is a member of the Sexual Health Society of Victoria Inc. and is widely published. He has, for example, produced several papers on the use of Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (DMPA).

CPD1h 5m of CPD
Total Rating(s)32
First Published19 April 2016
Updated31 December 2018
Expires19 April 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
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Maternal and Child Health
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32 Total Rating(s)

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Tracey Nasveld
13 Apr 2019

Valuable resource that can be referred to.

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Michelle Ball
12 Apr 2019


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Jessica Johanson
11 Apr 2019

Perhaps a little outdated with regards to some treatment but good basic information and experiences shared.

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Jo Wall
08 Apr 2019

It was a good general update but out dated re: 24 hr urine to measure the level of protein as A PCR on a midstream urine specimen is accurate

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Nicole MacDonald
02 Apr 2019

Fantastic resourse. All health professionals that may come in contact with pregnant and post natal women should watch this presentation.

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Amy Woollams
29 Mar 2019

Excellent resource

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Margrite Mary Behm
27 Mar 2019

Clear and concise presentation. Case study was very interesting.

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Funmilola Owolabi
25 Mar 2019

This online learning covered the topics of maternal and child health, hypertension, pregnancy, blood and haematology. It provided me with new knowledge and reinforced existing knowledge. I do not foresee any barriers getting in the way of applying this. I am likely to make changes to my practice and Add this knowledge to my practice as a registered nurse. I would be able to add this knowledge gained to my practice as a registered nurse.

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Eunsoo noh
23 Mar 2019

Good presentation

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Alvina Lund
13 Mar 2019

Well presented. Thank-you.